Pittsfield, MA – Pittsfield is now the home of a new baseball team, the Pittsfield American Defenders will be playing 22 games this year at historic Wahconah Park. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz has the story .
North Adams, Ma – The North Adams Schools District has decided to close down its middle school in order to mitigate a more than 1 million dollar gap in the education budget. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz reports .
Berkshire County – Spring is a time when upper level high school students across the nation are weighing their college options. One growing trend is early college, students around the country are getting the option to take college classes while in high school, while others are choosing to enroll in 4 year institutions at the age of 16. WAMC's Charlie Deitz reports on the new trend and how it could help the economy
Massachusetts – The Massachusetts senate recently passed reforms in the state's pension system. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz spoke with Senator Ben Downing about the bill. He starts off discussing the reasons that reform was needed .
Berkshire County – A recent study conducted by The Princeton Review found that the economic downturn has affected the college choices for more than 60 percent of students and parents, and many of them are opting for less expensive alternatives like public colleges. WAMC's Charlie Deitz reports on the trend in the Berkshire Region .
Great Barrington, Ma – A Great Barrington based group called Elm Watch is busy this week preserving, protecting and planting elm trees through out Berkshire County. Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz reports that the group is celebrating its tenth anniversary of saving a 150 year old elm tree in Sheffield
Massachusetts – In Massachusetts, the Joint Committee on Revenue held this year's first public hearing yesterday. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz reports that sales tax in several sectors could be going up in order to help balance the budget